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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer and author who served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to hold that office. She is married to the former President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. She was the first African-American first lady.

biography of michelle obama

Full name :

Michelle La Vaughn Robinson Obama

Date of birth :

January 17, 1964

Place of birth :

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Children :

malia obama

Sasha Obama

Parents :

Fraser Robinson III (father)

Marian shields (mother)

Net value :

$60 million

Social media handles:

Instagram: @michelleobama
Twitter: @MichelleObama

Early life

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Michelle Robinson was born and raised in Chicago’s South End. She is the daughter of Marian Robinson, a housewife who also works as a secretary at Spiegel’s, and Frasier Robinson, a sewage plant employee. Before enrolling at Harvard Law School, she completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology and African American Studies at Princeton University in New Jersey (1985).


Legal career

After returning to Chicago, Michelle Obama accepted a junior associate position with the intellectual property law firm Sidley & Austin (now Sidley Austin LLP). She met barack obama, who had been hired as a summer associate while still working there in 1989. Seeking a career path more focused on public service, in 1991 she became assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard M .Daley. The following year, she and Barack, then a community organizer, were married. From 1992 to 1993, Michelle served as Assistant Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, and in 1993 she founded the Chicago branch of Public Allies, a leadership training program for young adults. she served as the branch’s general manager until 1996.

Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago

Michelle Obama worked as Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago in 1996, during which time she established the institution’s Community Services Center. She began working for University of Chicago Hospitals in 2002, first as Executive Director of Community Affairs and then, beginning in May 2005, as Vice President of Community and External Affairs.

During the 2008 primary campaign, she kept her job at University of Chicago Hospitals, but cut her part-time hours in order to spend more time with her daughters and support her husband’s campaign. She then requested unpaid leave from her position.

TreeHouse Foods

Michelle Obama worked as a salaried board member of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. NYSE: THS, a major supplier to Wal-Mart, from shortly after her husband was elected to the Senate until she broke up the ties shortly after he declared his candidacy for the presidency. On May 14, 2007, he criticized Wal-Mart’s labor practices at an AFL-CIO forum in Trenton, New Jersey. She was also a board member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Political campaign and First Lady of the United States (2009–2017)

Michelle played an important role in her husband’s campaign once he declared his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. She took time off from her job at the University of Chicago so she could focus more on the countryside while finding time to care for her and Barack’s two young daughters. Convincingly speaking, Michelle gave numerous speeches in support of her husband throughout the long Democratic primary campaign, and in June 2008 Barack was declared the party’s presumptive nominee.

She has even been dubbed “closest” by campaign staffers due to her ability to win over undecided voters at rallies. Senator John McCain of Arizona lost to Barack on November 4, 2008, making him the 44th President of the United States. He took office on January 20, 2009 and was subsequently re-elected in 2012.

As First Lady, Michelle has been involved in a variety of causes, including supporting military families and ending childhood obesity. In an effort to promote healthy eating, she planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House in 2009. She recounted her experiences with the project in the book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America (2012). In addition to her work on these issues, Michelle has also garnered attention for her fashion sense.

During the 2016 presidential race, Michelle supported Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, and her speech at the party’s national convention garnered widespread praise. noting the crude tenor of the race, Michelle said that “when they go low, we go high.” Clinton ultimately lost to Republican Donald Trump, who had repeatedly and incorrectly suggested that Barack was not a born US citizen.

Life after the presidency

After her husband’s term ended in 2017, Michelle maintained a low profile in the media. But in 2018, she released the book Becoming, which garnered a lot of attention and became one of the best-selling autobiographies in publishing history.

The documentary Becoming (2020), which aired on Netflix, was based on a book tour; Michelle and Barack had a production deal with the streaming media service in 2018. In 2020, she was also the host of The Michelle Obama Podcast, an online music service hosted by Spotify. Two years later, Michelle published The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, in which she provided advice on how to handle difficult circumstances using examples from her own life.

Author’s books

  • Obama, Michelle (2012). American Grown: The Story of the White House Vegetable Garden and Gardens Across America. New York: Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-307-95602-6. OCLC 790271044.
  • Obama, Michelle (2018). Become. New York: Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-5247-6313-8. OCLC 1030413521.
  • Obama, Michelle (2022). The light we carry: overcoming in uncertain times. New York: Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 9780593237465. OCLC 1336957651.

Net value

According to different online sources, Michelle Obama has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

Social media handles

As the former first lady of the US President, Michelle Obama has amassed a number of followers on her social media. On Instagram, she has more than 52.2 million followers. Also on Twitter, she has a verified account with over 22.2 million followers. You can follow her on social media via the following handles.

  • Instagram: @michelleobama
  • Twitter: @MichelleObama

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